ERIC Number: ED050994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Teaching High School Science.
Koran, John J., Jr.
This pamphlet, replacing an earlier edition with the same title, reviews the research related to science instruction in high schools with reference to its implications for teaching. Recommendations for particular teaching methods are made when the evidence is strong, and, where it is weak, implications of the trends discerned are stated, and teachers are advised that particular techniques may be advantageous. Topics reviewed include the use of instructional objectives; the nature and utility of advanced organizers and learning set; the nature of teacher behavior in the new science programs; the use and effectiveness of a variety of instructional methods and materials; and methods of developing scientific skills and inquiry techniques. Comparative studies of alternate courses in relation to creativity; affective, conceptual, factual, scientific understanding; and critical thinking outcomes are reviewed separately. Fifty-six citations are made in the bibliography which includes entries published from 1951 to 1969. Most entries are from 1963 to 1969. (AL)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Instruction, Research Reviews (Publications), Resource Materials, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods
Publications-Sales Section, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.50)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.